Region: Asia-Pacific

Cadbury Gems v James Bond in Delhi High Court

The court ruled in favour of the plaintiff and ordered the defendant to pay damages, on the basis that there is an immense likelihood of confusion by virtue of the resemblance in product packaging, phonetic similarity of the marks and identical target consumers of the products.

17 August 2022

Singapore trademark rise; USPTO adds executives to leadership team; La Liga giants seek crypto mark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group preparing a takeover of luxury brand Ted Baker, Hong Kong Customs seizing counterfeit luxury goods, and much more.

16 August 2022

Treasury Wine Estates triumphs over Chinese copycat in enforcement masterclass

A Supreme Court win for Penfolds wine provides practical takeaways for foreign brands battling copycat infringement in China.

15 August 2022

How the challenging brand protection environment is affecting law firm trademark departments

With numerous socioeconomic challenges and rising workloads expected over the next 12 months, a wary approach is being adopted by most in the law firm industry.

11 August 2022

Decision demonstrates risks if attorneys “go fetch” and lodge their own evidence in trademark proceedings

IP attorneys in New Zealand may find themselves having to prepare and lodge evidence in IP proceedings, which would more suitably be provided by their client directly. This decision in invalidity proceedings against the mark GO FETCH highlights this risk.

11 August 2022

Shaping the law: high court clarifies requirements for shape marks

A recent case has prompted the Delhi High Court to reiterate the necessity for shape marks ― which have a notoriously high threshold for registration ― to have a secondary meaning.

11 August 2022

Illustrious former Beijing IP Court president investigated, as IP department comes under scrutiny

Chi Su is being investigated for suspicions of “serious violations of discipline and law”.

10 August 2022

House of Zana prevails in Zara dispute; Amazon acquires iRobot; IPOPHL to promote GIs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at KIPO pledging to improve the quality of its IP evaluation system, Asahi signing its biggest-ever marketing deal, and much more.

09 August 2022

First judgment to test e-commerce platform liability for IP infringement in Thailand

The IP & IT Court has issued a landmark judgment finding that Alibaba was not liable for a third party’s alleged IP infringement on its platforms.

09 August 2022

What KIPO’s new examination guidelines mean for virtual goods

Examination revisions in South Korea could have a significant impact on how brand owners approach trademark applications, especially in relation to digital products.

08 August 2022

Unlock unlimited access to all WTR content